Ashley Nicole Hunter

Editor, Author, Priestess of Words

Category Archives: Growth

Motivation Check-In: A System to Make Resolutions Stick

Honestly, I didn’t accomplish as much as I wanted to this year. I mean, I did accomplish some things, like getting published again and helping to put out some incredible … Continue reading

December 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Vortex Issue 43

For much of this year, I’ve been working on my school’s lit mag, The Vortex. We put forth several online editions throughout the school year (which you can find here … Continue reading

April 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

2017 Reading Challenge

“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations   There are moments when I watch the gleeful … Continue reading

January 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

7 Word Talismans for 2017

Another year has slipped away, and taken with it some of our finest. It was a hard year for many of us, and with frightening changes looming on the horizon, … Continue reading

January 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

Faking It

The intense love I have for wearing pajamas all day and curling up with a book means that when I try to accomplish something (getting involved in community service, writing, … Continue reading

November 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

We Stick to the Plan

  To recap since it’s been a little bit since my last posting, last year Galina Krasskova did an excellent post in which she urged everyone to answer a series … Continue reading

September 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cui Bono

  This was going to be a post about why you’re wrong. It was glorious. It had respected journals as sources, quotes from important people…it even had a chart. A … Continue reading

July 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Begin Again

  My first attempt at college was pretty disastrous. The year before I had been kicked out of my father’s house shortly after turning eighteen. My fiancé had just been … Continue reading

July 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Question of Wealth

Back in the winter of 2014 I first came across a series of writing prompts by Galina Krasskova. I thought, and still think, that the questions are very useful for … Continue reading

April 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

Being Authentic

Being public about my religious beliefs and sharing them in such an open manner has been a source of anxiety for me. Not because I feel as if what I’m … Continue reading

March 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

"Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination."

***Oscar Wilde

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“Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it's always you versus a blank sheet of paper (or a blank screen) and quite often the blank piece of paper wins.”

***Neil Gaiman

“Stand at the crossroads if you will, but if you'll not choose, I'll move on without you.”

***Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Dart

"The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery."

***Anais Nin